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Study Suggests Modifying EV Mandates

The International Energy Forum (IEF) recently published Copper Mining and Vehicle Electrification. One of the conclusions in the study is that today’s mines and smelters will not be able to provide the copper needed for the full electric vehicle (EV) transition by 2035, a goal many countries have set. The IEF study recommends that policymakers modify their goals from 100% EV to a full hybrid conversion by 2035. The policy modification would allow the copper produced by existing and future mines to be used by the developing world to try to keep up with the developed world in electrification.
The 2035 fleet electrification aspirations, whether it’s EVs or hybrid, will be a challenge. No matter which direction society takes, metal miners stand to benefit. Copper miners benefit as the transition to EVs would create even more demand for copper. Platinum group metal miners and rare earth producers .... read more

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BHP Abandons Its Bid for Anglo
After submitting three revised offers, BHP gave up buying Anglo American on May 29, 2024. “BHP will not be making a firm offer on Anglo American,” BHP CEO Mike Henry said in a statement, in which the company said it was disappointed that Anglo’s board decided not to continue talks. Anglo rejected BHP’s request for extra time to prepare a new $50 billion takeover bid .... read more


Four Arrested in Connection With Leach Pad Landslide inTürkiye
Four more people were arrested on May 24 in relation to the fatal landslide at the Çöpler gold mine in Türkiye. A recently released Expert Committee Report commissioned by the İliç Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office included them among the 13 primary negligent parties for the disaster, bringing the total arrests to 12, according duvaR. english. A landslide occurred when the mine’s leach pad failed February 13, 2024, and killed nine people. The report identified John Harmse, vice president of global projects, SSR Mining, the mine’s owner .... read more


Vale Reaches Renewable Target Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Vale announced that all the electricity used in its operations in Brazil in 2023 came from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, wind and solar power plants. Thus, the company has achieved its goal of having 100% renewable electricity consumption in Brazil two years ahead of schedule, which was 2025. The information is highlighted in the 2023 edition..... read more

South32 Awards Contract to Worley for Hermosa
Worley has been awarded a contract by South32 to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the underground infrastructure and the surface non-process facilities of the zinclead- silver Taylor deposit at its Hermosa project in Arizona. The contract will see Worley support the design and procurement of mechanical and electrical infrastructure for excavation, power distribution, and ground water management, along with maintenance and ore handling systems. Worley will also integrate ventilation, shaft transport .... read more

Plant Construction Begins at Bunker Hill
On April 30, 2024, the Bunker Hill Mining Co. received its critical Pre-Permit to Construct from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ), allowing the company to start construction of its processing, and associated tailings management and mining facilities at the Bunker Hill mine near Kellogg, Idaho. This essential permission was granted following a detailed .... read more

Equinox Pours First Gold at Greenstone Mine
Equinox Gold Corp. has poured first gold at its new Greenstone mine in Ontario, Canada. The company said the inaugural gold pour took place on time as scheduled, producing 1,800 ounces (oz) of gold from the full recovery circuit, with all equipment operating as expected. “This first gold pour represents another key step toward achieving commercial production at the Greenstone mine,” said Greg Smith, president and CEO, Equinox Gold. “This is a proud moment for all involved, and I extend my congratulations to the entire Greenstone team more


U.S. Steel Opens New Pellet Production Facility in Minnesota
U.S. Steel celebrated the launch and operational readiness of its direct reduced (DR)-grade pellet production facility at its Minnesota Ore Operations- Keetac Plant. Having already confirmed the first shipment of DRgrade pellets, the Keetac facility is on track to deliver approximately 4 million tons of pellets annually. The $150 million investment marks a step forward in U.S. Steel’s metallics strategy by supplying the increasingly tight DR-grade pellet market with low-cost iron ore and building on the company’s ability to meet customer needs .... read more

AROUND THE WORLD - Latin America
Mara Rosa Achieves Commercial Production
Hochschild Mining recently announced that its Mara Rosa gold mine in Brazil achieved commercial production on May 13, 2024. During May, the Mara Rosa processing plant has operated at an average throughput of approximately 90% of its name-plate capacity of 7,000 metric tons per day .... read more


Tia Maria Will Start Copper Production in 2027
Raul Jacob, vice president of finance of Southern Peru Copper Corp., announced that the Tia Maria project is scheduled to start operations in 2027. Construction could begin in late 2024 or early 2025. This announcement was made during the XV International Mining Meeting of the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE). “We are ready for construction. We have worked hard to address social issues and we believe that the company has obtained good results, which is reflected in a climate of relative tranquility ... read more


AROUND THE WORLD - Australasia
AIC to Start Development of the Jericho Mine
AIC Mines Ltd., which operates the Eloise copper-gold mine in Queensland, Australia, said it has board approval to start development of the Jericho copper mine via an underground link drive directly from the Eloise decline. “The Eloise to Jericho link drive will have many long-term benefits …. read more


OceanaGold Completes IPO for Its Interest in the Philippines
OceanaGold Corp.’s subsidiary, OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) completed an initial public offering (IPO) of 20% of the outstanding common shares of OGPI on the Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE). The shares are listed under the ticker OGP, and trading began on May 13, 2024. OGPI holds OceanaGold’s interest in the Didipio mine. In July 2021, the company renewed the Didipio Mine Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) with the Philippine Government for an additional 25-year period. The term of the agreement began  …. read more


Ivanhoe Completes Construction of Kamoa-Kakula’s Phase 3 Concentrator
First ore was fed into the Phase 3 concentrator on May 26, 2024, at Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). First ore marks the completion of construction of the Phase 3 concentrator, which has been achieved months ahead of schedule safely and also on budget …. read more


TAKRAF Provides Support for Backfill Project
TAKRAF South Africa, say they have provided design, engineering and construction support services for the third phase of a major backfill project for a coal mining complex in Limpopo, South Africa. The project comprises the extension of one of the mine’s backfilling systems, which are used to convey and deposit the plant discard materials in the mined-out area of the pit, behind the mining operations. Currently, the mine processes an average of 5 million tons ROM per month, of which 50% is discard, and depends entirely on two .... read more

AROUND THE WORLD - This Month in Coal
Sev.en Suspends Production at CSA
Czech-based Severni Energeticka will suspend mining at its CSA brown coal site and lay off 485 workers by July, Reuters reported. A final decision on terminating operations at the mining site will be made in the next few months. Severni Energeticka manages the mining site for the Czechoslovak Army (CSA), which includes mining soft coal with bucketwheels .... read more


Coal Shipments Resume from CONSOL Energy’s Marine Terminal in Baltimore
CONSOL Energy said coal shipments to international markets began leaving its Marine Terminal in Baltimore last night (May 21, 2024). The terminal was shut down due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge on March 26. The first empty ship arrived at the CONSOL Marine Terminal early Sunday morning, May 19, 2024, was loaded throughout that day and awaited clearance from officials for its 7:00 p.m. departure time Monday night. “While we are still limited in terms of size of ships and night-time departures, we are hopeful to resume .... read more

FEATURE - ESG Sustainability
Being Responsible for Responsible Mining: Why Mining Directors Need Greater ESG Competency
A sustainable future requires mining company boards to become more ESG savvy. Here’s how…

By Carly Leonida, European Editor

“Keeping on top of the latest information, headlines and regulatory changes [in environmental, social and governance (ESG)] matters is hard, even for practitioners who are living and breathing it every day,” ESG strategist, Elizabeth Freele, told me when we caught up in May. Freele and her business partner, Rachel Dekker, co-founded and manage mining ESG advisory practice and think tank, Sympact Advisory. The duo, like many of their contemporaries, have noticed a growing gap between the level of ESG understanding that board members .... read more



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FEATURE - Filtration
Mining Companies Turn Attention to Tailings Filtration
As stakeholders up the ante in responsible tailings management, mine operators are increasingly looking to filtration technologies to unlock alternative storage solutions.

By Carly Leonida, European Editor

As ore grades around the globe decline, waste volumes from mining activities increase and water scarcity issues hit home, there is growing interest around tailings dewatering. From an environmental and social standpoint, it makes complete sense, but from a practical and economic standpoint, the case doesn’t always add up. That said, the past five years have seen a significant shift in the feasibility and availability of high-volume, tailings specific dewatering technologies, and an increase in discussions surrounding the topic. This has been evident, for example, in forums such as the Paste 2024 conference which was held in Melbourne, Australia in April. There, tailings filtration was represented to a much greater extent than in previous years .... read more



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FEATURE - Diesel Engines
Advancements With Off-highway Diesel Engines
Fuel efficiency presents the best opportunity to tackle emissions and operating costs.

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief.

Miners tend to let capital costs, which are important, dictate decision making. With long-life equipment, like off-highway diesel engines, the total cost of ownership (TCO) may be a more important consideration. If the life of that diesel engine is 15 years with two overhauls, proper operation and maintenance are key considerations for maintaining a low TCO. Over the course of a large diesel engine’s life, fuel consumption amounts to most (80%) of the machine’s operating costs. Mining companies understand firsthand how high diesel prices impact .... read more


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FEATURE - Mine Rescue
Diamonds Prepare to Shine in Colombia
In the run up to the 2024 International Mines Rescue Competition, Kari Lentowicz, co-founder of the Diamonds in the Rough all-female mine rescue team, speaks to Carly Leonida about the team’s preparations and her own journey into mine rescue

By Carly Leonida, European Editor

Since its establishment in 1999, the International Mines Rescue Competition (IMRC) has been a focal point for mine rescue teams around the globe; a chance to get together, share best practices and put the skills and knowledge of their responders to the test. This year, the competition will be held in Boyacá, Colombia, from 13- 20, September, and one team in particular caught my eye… Diamonds in the Rough is the first all-female mine rescue team to compete internationally. Founded in 2018 in Saskatchewan, Canada, by Kari Lentowicz, Bruce Coley, and Randy De Cecco, the team aims to raise the profile of women in the mining industry .... read more



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Maclean and Sandvik Collaborate to Advance Automation
Two of the world’s leading underground mining equipment manufacturers have completed the first phase of a collaboration to provide mining companies with more options for expanding automation in the underground environment. MacLean and Sandvik are working together to improve automation zone interoperability of production and support fleets .... read more
Solvay and Cyclic Materials Sign Supply Agreement
Solvay, a leader in rare earth materials supply for catalysis and electronics, and Cyclic Materials, an advanced metals recycling company building a circular supply chain for rare earth elements and other critical metals, announced the signing of an agreement for the supply of recycled mixed rare earth oxide (rMREO) from Cyclic Materials to Solvay, with shipments more
Hitachi EX2000-7 Excavator Arrives Ghana8
Hitachi announced that a mining customer in Ghana has taken delivery of the country's first Hitachi EX2000-7. Engineers & Planners utilises the ultra-large excavator at the Cardinal Namdini mine in Bolgatanga, where it plays a pivotal role in loading a fleet of rigid and articulated dump trucks. Hitachi report that its performance has been .... read more

Metso Invests in Technology Center in Tampere
Metso has announced it will gradually move its current operations in Hatanpää, Tampere, to a new Lokomotion technology center to be built in Lahdesjärvi, Tampere. In the future, Metso will design, test and manufacture technologies, equipment and components in Lahdesjärvi for the production of aggregates and sand more

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Sleipner Unveil Electric Autonomous Transport for Mines
Sleipner Finland has unveiled a new generation transport system for moving mining and construction equipment which is fully electric and autonomous, the company say the first deliveries are planned for 2026. Sleipner explain that the new autonomous and emission-free electric transport system is aimed at mines that already use automated equipment .... read more
Almar Helps Expand Operations in Chile
Antofagasta Minerals and a consortium jointly owned by Almar Water Solutions, part of Jameel Environmental Services, and Transelec (‘the Consortium’) has announced an agreement for a water transportation system for the Centinela mining operation in Chile. The initiative will double the current supply of seawater by improving the existing pipeline .... read more

Sandvik Electrifies Rotary Blasthole Drill
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions say they are introducing the electric Sandvik DR416iE, the next generation i-series rotary blasthole drill based upon the popular Sandvik DR416i. Sandvik DR416iE joins Sandvik DR410iE, Sandvik DR412iE and Sandvik DR413iE as the fourth and largest electrified rig in Sandvik’s intelligent rotary blasthole range .…. read more

Weir Opens New Service Centre
Weir, a global leader in mining technology, has announced the opening of its new Port Hedland Service Centre, located in the heart of the Pilbara region, Western Australia. The company say that the Australian facility will strengthen their commitment to sustainable mining and is the flagship more



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Denison Mines appointed Jennifer Traub as the company’s new board chair. She is a partner in the Securities Group, and Co-Chair of the Mining Group, at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and has been recognized as a legal leader in the Canadian resource sector. Traub joined the Denison Board in 2021, contributing her dynamic advisory and leadership experience to Denison’s governance, and the Board and management said they are pleased she has agreed to this expanded role.
IGO Ltd. announced that Marie Bourgoin has been appointed as chief development officer-lithium, a newly created role dedicated to leading the company’s investment in Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia (TLEA). Marie has more than 15 years’ experience working with BHP and Rio Tinto across multiple jurisdictions, commodities, and operations.
Canadian Gold Corp. appointed Michael Swistun to succeed Ed Huebert as the company’s president and CEO. Swistun most recently served as a key advisor to the previous Premier of Manitoba and was Secretary of the Economic Development Board, where he was responsible for attracting and overseeing the development of a few important investments for the province of Manitoba.
Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. appointed Kevin Lonergan as senior vice president, technical services. Kevin has been providing technical leadership to Wesdome since July 2023. He is a chartered mining engineer, bringing more than 25 years of executive leadership and technical expertise in the domestic and international mining industry.
Lomiko Metals Inc. named Cindy Valence, MBA, PACI to the role of chief sustainability officer. She was previously chief sustainability officer with Sayona Mining Ltd.
David Splett has resigned as senior vice president and CFO for Calibre Mining Corp.
Eriez appointed Matthew Behre to flotation sales director, Eriez-Australia. In this pivotal role, he will spearhead Eriez’ capital sales, commissioning, laboratory operations, and pilot test work for the Australia region. Behre brings nearly two decades of invaluable expertise in flowsheet design, metallurgical laboratory management, and process engineering to his new position.
Paul Scutt has been appointed as the new CEO of CR Powered by Epiroc, effective April 2, 2024. He will replace John Barbagallo, who retired after leading CR to unprecedented success.



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